Find peace of mind in this historic 17th century fort overlooking the ocean with its ascetic exterior and plush interiors. Perched atop the Pointe du Croisic rocks, the Vauban-era Fort de l’Océan, invites guests to experience a different world, with delicate touches and the promise of adventure!
The leafy settings of the garden and pool, where hortensia and agapanthus grow, offer the perfect place to relax, sheltered from the sea winds.Take a deep breath and let yourself be serenaded by sounds of the sea, its shimmering light and vast horizons, at our Relais & Châteaux listed hotel, open all year round.
Our hotel, furnished in the style of a private residence, presents welcoming, intimate and refined spaces for any occasion. The lounge-library, decorated with oak panelling from a magnificent old medicine cabinet, and the secret La Rose des Vents lounge at the tip of the Fort, with its cherry wood furniture and panoramic ocean views, exude a timeless charm…
In fair or stormy weather! In these enchanting rooms with their thick, pink granite walls, get the perfect night’s sleep after a well-filled day.
ROOMS & SUITES
Beauty, luxury, peace and the ocean… the hotel counts nine rooms and suites, each with its own particular character, in the fort and its annex building.
Some rooms are attic conversions, others come with a balcony or a terrace with views of the gardens and the sea. All have an intimate décor, sometimes brightly decorated with bouquets and floral prints, others with stripes, tiger-striped velvets, old engravings and painted furniture.
Suite with a sea view
This spacious suite with a sea view comes with an entrance hall leading to the bedroom and the bathroom, a little lounge area with a sofa, period armchair, coffee table and a balcony. It faces south, from east to west, and can accommodate an additional bed or a cot.
Double Room with sea view
The hotel counts four rooms with a sea view: one facing east, overlooking the sea and the Côte Sauvage, one facing south-west with a view of the sea and the pool, one facing south-east with a view of the sea and the pool, and one facing west and featuring a private roof terrace with a 360° panoramic view of the Pointe du Croisic peninsula.
Hotel Le Fort de l’Océan offers three double rooms with disabled access on the ground floor. These face south with a view over the inner courtyard and the fort. The two others face west (overlooking the setting sun) and enjoy superb views of the Pointe du Croisic peninsula.
Make the most of the astonishing surroundings of the Pointe du Croisic peninsula and the seaside atmosphere of Le Fort de L’Océan by sampling Palais des Thés brand teas and herbal teas from around the world as well as our Richard brand coffees.
Choose from a selection of black or green teas, light, fruity or flowery infusions with names such as Rêves d’Enfants (Childhood dreams) or Tisanes des Comptoirs (Teas from the trading posts), and plenty more. Our coffees will take you from South America to Africa through Jamaica.
Enjoy the peace and quiet of the garden and the sun lounge. If you prefer the blue of the ocean and the sound of waves breaking against the rocks, a panoramic terrace awaits, with gourmet sweets and pastries to accompany the view. We also serve fruit juices and sodas.
Amongst the settings of the fort, behind the granite ramparts, take the time to appreciate the colours of the leafy garden and the shimmering surface of the ocean. Sit back and take in the spectacle of a place at the end of the world… or almost!
The tea rooms are open from 10 am to 6 pm. A shuttle to take you to your choice of restaurant in Le Croisic is available on request.
THE COTE SAUVAGE
Experience a whole new world at Le Fort de l’Océan on the Pointe du Croisic peninsula in Loire-Atlantique. Where the Côte Sauvage meets the Côte d’Amour, the hotel invites you to discover a wide variety of landscapes, between rocks and beaches, without forgetting the Guérande salt marshes, yet another facet of the peninsula and its surroundings.
During your stay at Le Croisic, listed as one of the most beautiful towns in Loire-Atlantique, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy! There is plenty to see and to do… Alongside its beaches, restaurants and nautical activities (Le Croisic was the first seaside resort on the coast), this little town is full of character and boasts a rich heritage.
Stroll through the narrow streets of the old town, and along the quays lined with picturesque ship-owners’ houses, reminders of the town’s past affluence. It is easy to imagine the history of this 17th century port whose geography was shaped by the salt trade. The tourist office suggests a selection of routes along footpaths to discover Le Croisic, its heritage and the beauty of its natural environment.
LE CROISIC BLUE GREEN GOLF COURSE
Just cross the road for a round of golf! Le Croisic Blue Green golf course is just opposite Le Fort de l’Océan. Complementary access to the par 32, 2,160 m golf course is included with your stay, so you can enjoy a round amongst the exceptional settings of the Pointe du Croisic peninsula, with stunning views over the Atlantic.
The golf course comes with a practice zone (17 practice tees: 15 outdoor tees and two covered tees), a putting green, a pitching green and a training bunker.
Other courses nearby include: Guérande golf course, 25 minutes by car, with an 18-hole course and La Baule International Barrière golf course, half an hour’s drive away, which stretches over 200 hectares alongside the Brière regional park with three courses ranging from nine to eighteen holes.
20 minutes’ drive from the hotel, La Baule and its bay are home to different landscapes where the vast beaches along the sea front beckon vacationers.
Founded at the end of the 19th century, this internationally renowned seaside resort largely owes its reputation to the distinctive architecture of its villas. Beneath the pine trees, the Moorish, Basque, English, Art Deco and Belle Epoque inspired villas rival one another for fantasy and beauty.
Visitors are drawn to the luxury boutiques, casino, international jumping event, nautical regattas and golf course – La Baule is one of the major attractions of Loire-Atlantique. The 9 km sandy beach which stretches from Pouliguen to Pornichet invites you to set out on all sorts of adventures: horse riding, sand yachting, children’s clubs, beach fisheries, and more!
SALT FROM SOUTHERN BRITANNY
The protected salt marsh sites have existed since prehistoric times, and the salt is gathered using techniques which go back over a thousand years.
In this way, without using any machines or chemicals, the paludiers gather the “white gold”, a delicacy for gourmet diners: fleur de sel. A number of organizations offer tours of this fascinating environment: it’s a great place to visit when staying in Le Croisic!
Continue your visit by stopping off in Guérande, a town of art and history which will take you back to the Middle Ages – the golden age of the town. The fortifications erected by the last Breton dukes make it a unique example of military architecture, and the only town in Brittany to be surrounded by fully-preserved city ramparts. The busy shopping streets all converge on Saint-Aubin square and collegiate church. A must-see!